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Chickens have been spotted roaming the streets of Abbeville.

Abbeville working on solution to issue with free-range chickens

Whose chicken is it anyway?
The City of Abbeville is trying to find the answer to that question for the many chickens that are free range in various parts of the city. The Council discussed the issue Tuesday during an ordinance committee meeting.
“We have a recurring problem,” City Attorney Ike Funderburk told the Council during the committee meeting. “No one wants to claim the chickens to be theirs. We don’t have video of them taking the eggs from the chickens, but we do have video of chickens running around neighborhoods.”

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The Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force took part in the National Drug Take Back day last Saturday in Abbeville and Kaplan.

Take Back nets 117 pounds of drugs

The Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force, recently took part in the National Drug Take Back day.
This effort is in conjunction with the DEA and focuses on collecting unused medications which fall into the scheduled drug category under Louisiana law.
Agents collected 117 pounds of unused drugs, making this the most successful Take Back initiative to date.

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Gwen Broussard is now part of the 4-H Hall of Fame.

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Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter
A dozen new members for the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame were recognized April 28. They were, left to right, front row, Deborah Gissel, of Jefferson Parish; Leonard Eisenstein, of St. Martin Parish; Rosanne Williams, of Livingston Parish for her late husband, David; Gayla Crum, of Concordia Parish; Brenda Foster McCoy, of Bienville Parish; and Mary Ann Sagrera, of Acadia Parish; back row, from left, Andrea Alday, of St. Charles Parish; Blue Rolfes, of Lafayette Parish; Elizabeth Jordan, of Caddo Parish; Kathy Landry, of St. Mary Parish; Gwen Broussard, of Vermilion Parish; and Sharon Nabours, of Calcasieu Parish.

Broussard honored as 4-H Hall of Famer

MANSURA — Twelve new members of the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame were recognized on April 28 for their years of dedication to youth in the state 4-H program.
Mark Tassin, LSU AgCenter associate vice president and 4-H program leader, said 4-H is able to carry out its mission because of the efforts of parents, volunteers and LSU AgCenter employees. As a result, tens of thousands of youths have been affected. “We probably could be recognizing thousands of people,” he said.
So far, the Hall of Fame includes 220 people since it was started in 2008, Tassin said.

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Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. said some constituents recently brought up issues with crosswalks in the downtown area.

City asks DOTD to evaluate crosswalks in downtown Abbeville

There is plenty of foot traffic that shares the downtown Abbeville area with drivers.
Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., whose district C incudes the area, said some who walk in downtown have expressed concerns about pedestrian safety.
“I have heard concerns from downtown residents about the danger of crossing downtown streets,” Broussard said.

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